Alon Chen

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Alon Chen

President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Alon Chen is President of the Weizmann Institute of Science. He studied biology at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, near Tel Aviv. He then moved to California to pursue his PhD degree at the prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies, before returning to the Weizmann Institute as a postdoc. In 2013, Alon Chen was appointed as Director at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. His research interest focuses primarily on stress and a basic understanding of how animals and humans respond to stress and anxiety. The ultimate goal of his research is to unravel the signaling pathways and the circuits in the brain that play a role in anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders.
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